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Deep Cuts: The Yardbirds, “The Sun Is Shining” from Where the Action Is! (1966)

Deep Cuts: The Yardbirds, “The Sun Is Shining” from Where the Action Is! (1966)

Recorded at the BBC and included on … Where The Action Is!, a two-disc set released in 2000, “The Sun Is Shining” captures the Yardbirds in their element with jaw-dropping results.

Deep Cuts: Styx’s ‘Midnight Ride,’ ‘Shooz,’ ‘Queen of Spades,’ others

Deep Cuts: Styx’s ‘Midnight Ride,’ ‘Shooz,’ ‘Queen of Spades,’ others

Although remembered for pop hits like “Come Sail Away” and “Babe,” Styx began as the Midwestern answer to Yes or King Crimson.

Deep Cuts: The Yardbirds, “New York City Blues” from Greatest Hits (1966)

Deep Cuts: The Yardbirds, “New York City Blues” from Greatest Hits (1966)

Composed by Yardbirds lead singer Keith Relf and rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja, “New York City Blues” was nestled on the B-side of “Shapes Of Things,” which reached the No. 11 position on the charts in the spring of 1966.

Deep Cuts: Songs Where Toto Sounds Nothing Like Toto

Deep Cuts: Songs Where Toto Sounds Nothing Like Toto

Toto, despite achieving fame as a ballads act, has consistently pushed itself to new heights in the studio.

Deep Cuts: The Faces’ ‘As Long As You Tell Him,’ ‘You’re So Rude,’ ‘Devotion,’ others

Deep Cuts: The Faces’ ‘As Long As You Tell Him,’ ‘You’re So Rude,’ ‘Devotion,’ others

The legendary Faces group was comprised of the remnants of the Jeff Beck Group and the Small Faces, becoming one of the premier bands of the 1970s. Drunken shenanigans and fiery stage performances by Ian McLagan, Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane and Rod Stewart would come to epitomize the decadent and manic rock of the early decade.

Deep Cuts: Byrds legend Gene Clark’s ‘Strength of Strings,’ ‘Polly,’ ‘Lonely Saturday,’ others

Deep Cuts: Byrds legend Gene Clark’s ‘Strength of Strings,’ ‘Polly,’ ‘Lonely Saturday,’ others

Gene Clark, a founding member of the Byrds and one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most intriguing troubadours, has always been suspended in the gray area between obscurity and popularity.

Deep Cuts: Hall and Oates’ ‘Open All Night,’ ‘Had I Known You Better Then,’ ‘Looking for a Good Sign’

Deep Cuts: Hall and Oates’ ‘Open All Night,’ ‘Had I Known You Better Then,’ ‘Looking for a Good Sign’

At this point, you’ve heard their hits so many times that spelling “Method of Modern Love” is second nature. Time to dig a little deeper into the heady mixture of folk, R&B and rock that is Hall and Oates.

Deep Cuts: John Wetton, Geoff Downes + John Payne on Asia’s ‘My Own Time,’ ‘I Know How You Feel,’ others

Deep Cuts: John Wetton, Geoff Downes + John Payne on Asia’s ‘My Own Time,’ ‘I Know How You Feel,’ others

Founded as one of the 1980s initial supergroups, Asia made a fast start with its four-times platinum 1982 debut album. There’s more to this group, however, than its initial Top 20 hits “Heat of the Moment” and “Only Time Will Tell.”

Deep Cuts: Solo Genesis projects from Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett

Deep Cuts: Solo Genesis projects from Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett

Albums constructed apart have allowed Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett to explore areas of their songcraft that might have gone undiscovered in Genesis.

Deep Cuts: Led Zeppelin solo projects from Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones

Deep Cuts: Led Zeppelin solo projects from Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones

For most Led Zeppelin fans, the group’s canonical releases between 1969′s self-titled debut and 1979′s In Through the Out Door are consumptive enough that they needn’t bother with the solo efforts that followed.